Friday, July 6, 2018

Master Brew Kombucha- Pineapple Peach

 
 
I tried this Kevita from Walmart because I was there, I was thirsty and it was a decent price.  Also, you know I love trying new things.  This one was okay. It was sweeter then I would like and for me the flavors were not a match. I will stick with my own brew. 
Do you drink Kevita Kombucha?  What flavors do you like????

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Homemade Iced Tea with Rockville Raspberry

I love my raspberries!  I don't have a lot this year, but I love what I do collect!  I decided to add them to my tea and I have to say it was the best raspberry iced tea I have ever made :)
 
 

I also used fresh mint and lemon balm from my garden too!  YUM!!!  So fresh tasting!!!
 
Since I did not have a lot of raspberries or mint I added some black loose leaf tea as well.  I put that tea in a disposable tea bag.
 

 
 
 
I have yet to go to this plantation- but I hear it is the only place in the US that can grow real tea.
 
I am telling you- nothing beats fresh brewed iced tea with real fresh ingredients!!!
 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

June 19, 2018 National Iced Tea Day


 

June 10 is National Iced Tea day!!!  I love my iced tea.  My favorite homemade iced tea I think is mint with lavender.  I grow my own mint that I use in my iced tea.  My lavender plant has not done great, so I have two suppliers I use.  I use a straight lavender flower from France- I get it through the Ohio Tea Company,  https://www.ohioteaco.com/.  My other go to is a lavender mint mix from Oregon, https://madeinoregon.com/food-drink/food-and-drink/coffee-tea-hot-chocolate/wayward-winds-lavender-mint-tea-2oz.html?___store=default.



Monday, July 2, 2018

Chia seeds in my tea


My sister was telling how great chia seeds were for you.  She said she puts them in all kinds of things and in her drink.  I added the Chia Seeds to my tea and it was a nice addition.  They kind of popped as I "ate/drank" them.  I like them, and plan to add them more often.

To learn more see what Dr. Axe has to say:
"Chia Seed Nutrition Profile
  • 137 calories
  • 12.3 grams carbohydrates
  • 4.4 grams protein
  • 8.6 grams fat
  • 10.6 grams fiber
  • 0.6 milligram manganese (30 percent DV)
  • 265 milligrams phosphorus (27 percent DV)
  • 177 milligrams calcium (18 percent DV)
  • 1 milligram zinc (7 percent DV)
  • 0.1 milligram copper (3 percent DV)
  • 44.8 milligrams potassium (1 percent DV)

The reason chia seeds are so beneficial is due to them being rich in fiber, omega-3 fats, protein, vitamins and minerals.
For example, one ounce (28 grams) of chia seeds contain about:
Chia seeds also contain essential fatty acids alpha-linolenic and linoleic acid; mucin; strontium’ vitamins A, B, E and D; and minerals, including sulphur, iron, iodine, magnesium, manganese, niacin and thiamine; and they’re a rich source of antioxidants."

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Church Avenue Lavender - Cleveland Tea Revival



http://clevelandtearevival.com/


I enjoyed my first trip to Cleveland Tea Revival. I purchased some tea while there.



This is a quaint little tea shop in Cleveland.  I could not pass up the lavender tea, especially once I smelled it.




CHURCH AVE. LAVENDER

from 6.00oz
Our flagship blend is a white tea with fennel, lavender, and peppermint.  It's great served hot or iced.



I wanted to try this tea cold- so I made it warm. Since it is a white tea I made sure I had the water temperature was not too hot ( 185 degrees) and I did not steep it too long.  If your water is too hot or you steep to long you will ruin the flavor of your tea.  You will wilt the leaves and it will be bitter tasting.

Once steeped I pour it into a class of ice.  It is perfect and refreshing!!!  I had 3 co-workers try it.   Two of them like me loved it.  The other one was not real keen on- I think the fennel in it was too much for her.  I am a fan for sure!!!!